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4 Surprising Reasons Why Environmentalists Should Wear Wool

4 Surprising Reasons Why Environmentalists Should Wear Wool

Wool doesn't have to be scratchy or cruel. If you find the right wool, it can be soft, high-performing, and even take carbon out of the atmosphere. Here's where to get climate-positive wool.
  • We're Eating Polyester in Our Seafood

    We’re Eating Polyester in Our Seafood

    There’s a new plastic scourge on the ocean. In the U.S., it’s a bigger problem than plastic water bottles, fishing nets, and other of the common plastic debris you see on the beach. Yet it’s invisible to the naked eye. And we aren’t quite sure what to do about it. Usually when you hear “microfiber” you think...
    Weekend Reading: YOUR LAST TERM!

    Weekend Reading: YOUR LAST TERM!

    I track my time down to the minute every day. I’ve sorted it into different “clients,” which include EcoCult, some outlets I freelance write for, the Ethical Writers Coalition, Girls Write Now, Wedding Planning, and personal stuff. This week, I added Activism under “personal.” It is so important and valuable to me, and it deserve recognition as an...
    Why, Exactly, Is Polyester So Bad for the Environment?

    Why, Exactly, Is Polyester So Bad for the Environment?

    This post originally appeared on Tortoise and Lady Grey, a fashion and lifestyle blog which aims to promote ethical and sustainable wardrobe choices, and inspire readers to embrace a slow fashion lifestyle.  Polyester is cheap and versatile and for that reason it has become ubiquitous in fashion, but the environmental impacts of polyester are also significant....
    Weekend Reading: Welcome to My Mind

    Weekend Reading: Welcome to My Mind

    Hi readers! I’m restarting this Friday link-up after a long, long time of just doing it in my newsletter. It’s a way for me to show my fellow bloggers love, as well as keep you apprised of the sustainable chatter going on in the scene (and my head). I’m sorry this one is so long....
    Is Clothing Made From Recycled Bottles Sustainable?

    Is Clothing Made From Recycled Bottles Sustainable?

    You might have noticed something popping up in the sustainable or eco-friendly fashion world: clothing made from recycled PET bottles. This actually isn’t new. Patagonia has been recycling bottles into its fleece since the early 90s. What is new is the range of textiles we can make from recycled bottles as technology has improved. There...